John Terry Will Leave a Conflicted, Complicated Legacy Behind at Chelsea


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Former England Captain and Chelsea FC icon John Terry is on his way out at the end of the season. Chelsea Football Club confirmed the news on Monday night. In 22 seasons with Stamford Bridge, Terry made 713 appearances, wearing the captain’s arm band 578 times, and winning 14 major honors.

The list of accomplishments by John Terry and the Blues during his Chelsea tenure is long and illustrious. However, that doesn’t exactly mean he’s someone to be celebrated exactly. His accomplishments on the pitch will always be overshadowed by the proverbial black eyes off of it.

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The central defender is guilty impregnating his teammate’s girlfriend, trying to buy her silence on it, forcing her to get an abortion and and also hurling racial slurs at opponents. In fact, his past is so checkered that when Bleacher Report made their 10 stupidest acts of John Terry’s career list, they were likely hard pressed when deciding what to cut.

\First we bring you this from The Guardian.

In October 2012, Terry was the subject of a 63-page Football Association report which found his defence against the charge of racially abusing Ferdinand to be “improbable, implausible, contrived.” Terry was banned for four games and fined £220,000 by the FA at the end of a saga that led indirectly to the resignation of the England coach, Fabio Capello.

The insult directed by Terry at the younger brother of Rio Ferdinand was “f****** black c***.”

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Credit John Terry for speaking out against the infamous racist and deplorable Chelsea fans on the Paris metro in 2015 who criminally denied a black man entry to the train. However, his comments ring hollow when you consider what he has done as a person. And then there’s this….

Via the Daily Mail

The Mail on Sunday has learned that French model Vanessa Perroncel, former partner of fellow England defender Wayne Bridge, had an abortion within months of the affair starting.

The pregnancy and termination are thought to have been the ‘consequences’ referred to by the High Court judge who threw out the £170,000-a-week footballer’s bid to seek a draconian gagging order to keep his affair secret.

Yeah, this is definitely not “a guy to root for,” not at all.

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So what’s next for John Terry after this? Well not Major League Soccer. According to ESPN FC, MLS clubs are just not interested in the 36-year-old.

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  1. youre some dickhead

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